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National Catfish Day
Food Facts on Catfish
Catfish is a favorite choice of fish for cooking, especially in the southern United States.
The most common cooking method is deep-frying, but catfish can be grilled, baked and pan-fried with great success.
Catfish has a mild, sweet flavor and is less flaky and denser than other whitefish, allowing for a variety of cooking choices.
Farm-raised catfish not only furnish American consumers with a tasty delicacy but also provide a nutritious, low – calorie source of protein that is also low in cholesterol.
President Ronald Regan saw the value of farmed raised Catfish and sign into Congress, June 25, 1987, as “National Catfish Day. “
National Peaches and Creme Day
Food Facts on Peaches
- The United States started cultivating Peaches in the 1800’s.
- Peaches are the second biggest fruit crop in the United States today.
- There are over 700 varieties of peaches with different sizes, shapes, and colors.
- Peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they are regarded as different fruits.
- You can recognize a Peach by its soft fuzzy exterior.
National Martini Day
Drink Facts on Martini’s
A traditional martini if one exists now, consists of only two ingredients gin and vermouth.
A traditional martini is garnished with either an olives, lemon, or pearl onion.
A martini is either stirred or shaken. Some say stirring a martini creates a smoother clearer texture without ice chips.
Today, 50% of all cocktails are served in a martini glass.
Today, there are a number of variations of a martini and garnishes.